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  • Elephant Nature Park

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Elephant Nature Park was established in the 1990′s to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. The park is located in the Chiang Mai province and provides a sanctuary for dozens of distressed elephants from all over Thailand. Visitors are welcomed to visit the centre for one or more days offering a variety of elephant encounters.
  • En Via Tours

    Oaxaca City, Mexico
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    En Via is an interest-free microfinance program supporting and empowering women and communities in the Oaxaca Valley. The organization runs weekly tours into the communities, allowing visitors to meet with the organization's borrowers to learn about their loans and project plans, and offer support for their success. The tours also provide a special glimpse of life in Oaxaca; tour participants learn about different artisanal trades, traditional foods, and local economies, all while supporting the local community through the tour fee.
  • Expediciones Sierra Norte

    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator, homestay, hotel/guesthouse
    Pueblos Mancomunados is a community organization in the Oaxaca Valley that integrates the first hiking and mountain biking trails designed to show visitors the most relevant aspects of this important natural site. Local communities are involved in every development stage of the project and it's a stand-out example of the best parts of community-based tourism, as well as stand-out example of indigenous-led tourism.
  • Experience Guatemala Tour

    Antigua, Guatemala
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    Few people who visit Guatemala get to see the way most Guatemalans live or have an opportunity to understand the reality of this beautiful yet complicated country. These unique tours consist of off-the-beaten-path excursions to local non-touristic towns, traditional culinary and artisan workshops, and Niños de Guatemala’s (NDG) schools where NDG provides education for children who would otherwise not have access to it. By taking an Experience Guatemala Tour, you can participate in making traditional handicrafts, prepare and taste local cuisine, and visit important local industries, giving you insight into the daily lives of the Guatemalan people. These tours let you experience the real Guatemala with 100% of profits going directly to NDG schools. Just by taking a tour, you help support families in need in Guatemala!
  • FairMail

    Huachaco, Peru
    Categories: artwork & crafts, photography, tour operator, ecotourism
    FairMail organizes two-week photography trips to hardly visited destinations in Peru. Tourists get to travel with the locals and share the fun of taking pictures along the way. They also sell a number of products featuring their photos online.
  • Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp

    Kalaw, Myanmar
    Categories: animal sanctuary, ecotourism, tour operator
    Located 45 minutes outside of Kalaw, this small operation is both locally-owned and run by a family dedicated to rescuing elephants from the logging industry, as well as countering the negative effects of logging with reforestation projects. Travelers can spend a day at the camp helping feed and bathe the elephants, as well as enjoy a large buffet lunch and the chance to learn more about the social enterprise's mission.
  • Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda

    Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
    Categories: class/workshop, artwork & crafts, ecotourism, tour operator, hotel/guesthouse
    Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda is a grassroots movement operating in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.
  • Hanoi Kids

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Categories: tour operator
    Hanoi Kids is a student run organisation that offers tours to English speaking visitors in exchange for the opportunity to practice English. Established in 2006, Hanoi Kids and their tourism model have made their way to number 1 on Trip Advisor’s top tours in Hanoi, as well as earned a certificate of excellence 4 years running.
  • Hearts For Hue

    Hue, Vietnam
    Categories: tour operator
    Hearts for Hue is a local charity organization in Hue city, Vietnam. Their main purpose is to improve the living conditions of the boat people in Thua Thien Hue Province, just outside of Hue. Last year they began running tours to their community projects as a way to generate income for their programs. Visit participants running business models with loans provided by Hearts For Hue, such as sewing hats and processing food, or help local people feed chickens/pigs, collect eggs, and do gardening, harvesting, or fishing. There are many activities to choose from. Take a tour with them gain a better understanding and appreciation of the life and culture of this wonderful city and its people.
  • HiveSters

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    HiveSters is a search engine for locally run tours in Thailand. Every tour works directly with local communities, social enterprises, and individuals and tourists are able to tap into the local community's knowledge while ensuring money flows directly to those sharing with you their time and skills.